Elisabeth Blaug

Senior Fellow

Elisabeth was with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from 1998-2021, where she primarily worked in the Office of General Counsel on legal and policy matters. Her focus was on environmental issues, particularly the National Environmental Policy Act, relating to the permitting process for natural gas pipelines, liquified natural gas facilities, and hydroelectric projects.  Elisabeth served for four years as an adviser on energy and environmental infrastructure issues to FERC Commissioner Suedeen Kelly.

Prior to FERC, Elisabeth was an attorney and later Associate General Counsel with the Council on Environmental Quality, where she worked on policy and legal issues concerning federal agency implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act. In her earlier career she was a journalist with U.S. News & World Report.

Since leaving FERC, Elisabeth has consulted on the development of electric transmission lines. She is co-author of Recommended Siting Practices for Electric Transmission Developers, (Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, February 2023).

Elisabeth received her J.D. from Northeastern University, and her B.A. in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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